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also Wy·an·dotte  (wī′ən-dŏt′)
n. pl. Wyandot or Wy·an·dots also Wyandotte or Wy·an·dottes
1. A member of a Native American people formed of groups displaced by the destruction of the Huron confederacy in the mid-1600s, formerly located in Ohio and the upper Midwest and now living primarily in northeast Oklahoma.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Wyandot.

[Wyandot wãdát, ethnic self-designation.]
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He used the language of the Wyandots, or Hurons; his words were, consequently, unintelligible to Heyward, though they seemed, by the gestures that accompanied them, to be uttered more in courtesy than anger.
The barbarous savage nations of Shawanese, Cherokees, Wyandots, Tawas, Delawares, and several others near Detroit, united in a war against us, and assembled their choicest warriors at old Chelicothe, to go on the expedition, in order to destroy us, and entirely depopulate the country.
It is a settlement of the Wyandot Indians who inhabit this place.
At the heart of Steckley's work is a 1747 census of those Wyandots who had settled at Detroit (other Wyandots had moved east to Jeune-Lorette near Quebec and are not addressed in this study).
(40) See Treaty with the Wyandots, supra note 38, art.
At Fort McIntosh and Fort Finney, Congress dictated treaties of conquest claiming much of the Ohio Country to small delegations of the Shawnees, Delawares, Wyandots, Chippewas, and Ottawas.
The official reburial ceremony, open to the Huron-Wendat, Wyandots, First Nations and their families, will be held on Sept.
(4) Before the Civil War the Wyandots of Detroit, Ohio and Ontario became embroiled in the anti-slavery controversy.
Moreover, such public funding to Native Americans for unspecified purposes was not uncommon during this time, as evidenced by the Treaty with the Wyandots, proclaimed April 24, 1806, and the Treaty with the Cherokee Nation, proclaimed May 23, 1807, both during the Jefferson administration.
During the termination era of federal Indian policy, the Choctaws witnessed the termination of at least four tribes in their home state of Oklahoma: the Wyandots, Peorias, Ottawas, and Modocs.
In September of 1805, some Wyandots sent a message to the Delaware chief Pachgantschihilas to ask Beata to come help them find out why a poison had killed "all good men and children." They had heard that she knew everything and that if they all gathered, she would tell who was evil and they could kill that person.
at 445 (1844) (stating the report of Subagent to Wyandots that